The Benefits ofMaking Mandalas, (and my newest time-lapse!)

The Benefits ofMaking Mandalas, (and my newest time-lapse!)

I've always found doodling, drawing circles, or even a spiral outward from a central point to be very meditative and calming.Mandalas been my "go-to" subject since I first began to draw flowers, shapes and lines. But it wasn't until I did the Moondala cards from Spirit De La Lune that I figured out exactly why I liked mandalas so much. They bring me into a nice meditative and calm state. In fact, a simple mandala is a very fast way to bring me to my center. Depending on the theme or intention behind the mandala, I can access that state deeper and find out things about myself.  

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New Moon = New Art and Another Video!

Happy New Moon!! 

I've been working really hard to get new art work listed in the shop. As part of my New Moon intention, I'm trying to get all my art out there. (No more keeping it in piles!)

I spend so much time creating art, but then I just don't want to photograph it, measure it, list is, and all that other not-so-fun-and-messy stuff.

So it ends up just sitting there for several months.. then I forget about it, and no one ends up seeing it. Which can sometimes be good, because I don't like all of the things I create! 


Sharing artwork is so scary. There is such a vulnerable feeling behind showing finished art. (And work-in-progress shots if you follow my instagram) And because I am always painting, and constantly trying to improve my craft, my artwork is always changing. 

There is some work that I've shared in the past that I am a bit embarrassed of now. And I'm sure I will one day look back on this artwork and feel the same! But, I think that's just the way of being an artist. Perhaps embarrassed is the wrong term, because it is a part of my story and my journey and I can't be ashamed of that. There is no shame in progress.

But seriously, to all you long-time-readers, the people who have read my original blog, or were there in the creation of my shop.. and those who are reading now, thank you for being a part of this journey! Thank you for supporting my art, watching it, and allowing it (me) to grow. I don't even think thank you is the right word for how I feel!  Turns out I'm not to good with words... but you guys already know that. 

Here is my newest video. (no words) 

Watching the process of a painting is so much fun! 

In fact, I've had SO much fun with the whole filming process. It's getting so many ideas buzzing around in my head for classes, projects and paintings.

I'll be doing my best to blog about some of the paintings, I listed over 20 new images.. so it may take me a while! But I do want to blog on the process behind each one. 

Here are some of the new listings that are up in the shop! 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.